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Health Tip: Babysitting Emergencies

Health Tip: Babysitting Emergencies

(HealthDay News) — When babysitting, it’s important to know what to do in an emergency, says Safe Sitter. Sometimes, unfortunate incidents can happen, even if you’re careful. Being prepared is the safest precaution for anyone watching children. Latest Prevention & Wellness News Safe Sitter offers this guidance to sitters: For fires and break-ins, stay calm, […]

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Herbals in Pregnancy May Endanger Mom, Baby

Herbals in Pregnancy May Endanger Mom, Baby

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — During pregnancy, even harmless-sounding “natural” supplements should be avoided, a new research review suggests. The review of 74 published studies found that a handful linked certain herbal products to increased risks of pregnancy complications — including preterm birth and cesarean delivery. […]

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Many Misdiagnosed With MS

Many Misdiagnosed With MS

Latest Neurology News THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Almost one in five multiple sclerosis patients may be misdiagnosed with the autoimmune disease, according to a new study. Of 241 previously diagnosed multiple sclerosis (MS) patients referred to two major Los Angeles medical centers for treatment, nearly 18% did not actually have the autoimmune […]

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More Time Spent in Sports, Faster Healing From Concussion

More Time Spent in Sports, Faster Healing From Concussion

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s a classic Catch-22: While kids who play sports are more likely to suffer a concussion, they seem to recover faster if they had already spent a lot of time on the field. So finds new research that discovered kids who […]

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Migraine Pain Linked to Raised Suicide Risk

Migraine Pain Linked to Raised Suicide Risk

Latest Migraine News WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — People with migraine may be much more likely to attempt suicide than others, a new study suggests. It found that 1 in 12 adults with migraine had attempted suicide — and those with a history of sexual abuse or long-term exposure to domestic violence had […]

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Candida auris (C. auris)

Candida auris (C. auris)

Candida auris (C. auris) facts* *C. auris facts by Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD Candida auris (C. auris) is a yeast-like fungus related to Candida albicans. It was first described as a pathogen in 2009 when isolated from a patient with an ear infection in Japan. The fungus causes invasive infections with a high death […]

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Superbug Fungus Has Sickened 600 Americans: CDC

Superbug Fungus Has Sickened 600 Americans: CDC

The United States has had more than 600 cases of infection with a type of fungus called a “serious global health threat” by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Latest Infectious Disease News The first U.S. cases of Candida auris infection appeared in the United States shortly after the CDC became aware of […]

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Health Tip: Using an AED

Health Tip: Using an AED

(HealthDay News) — Automated external defibrillators can save lives during sudden cardiac arrest, says the Red Cross. Latest Heart News For children aged 8 or older and adults, bystanders can follow these AED steps after calling 9-1-1: Turn on the AED and follow the prompts. Open the person’s shirt and wipe the bare chest dry. […]